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From Akihiro Kitada <akit...@pivotal.io>
Subject Re: [PDE East] Geode Conference - Double the Expected Attendance
Date Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:05:38 GMT
Great news!


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2017-12-05 16:01 GMT+09:00 Michael Stolz <mstolz@pivotal.io>:

> This was really a great day in the history of Apache Geode.
>
> We were concerned that we might not have any turn-out at all for this
> session because it was disjointed from the rest of Spring 1 Platform. The
> rest of the show starts tomorrow.
>
> We were concerned that we had no way to measure the popularity because
> there was no registration page.
> We knew we had way too many great speaker submissions to turn down all but
> 7 of them in the main show starting Tuesday.
> In fact we still had to turn down quite a few (including mine :)
>
>
> Thank goodness the Spring 1 app has an "add to my schedule" feature.
>
>
> We got wind a few days ago that there were 80+ "add to my schedule" hits.
> The room was only configured to handle 65 people.
>
> Jagdish worked with the folks running the conference to reconfigure the
> room to accommodate about 170 people by changing the layout.
>
> We filled all 170 seats 30 minutes before the session started. We
> proactively moved briefcases off of seats, moved people to the sides of the
> room and made every seat count. We still couldn't fit everybody.
>
> I want to thank all the speakers, the PDE team, the event team and Jagdish
> for all of the efforts that went into making this the best attended Geode
> event ever. Clearly Geode is up and coming. More than double last year's
> attendance. And we had to turn some away.
>
> Let's start looking at how we want to continue to grow the community next
> year. And lets not wait until December. We have lots of opportunity to grow
> the Geode community in the early part of 2018.
>
> Thanks all for the great work leading up to this fantastic outcome.
>
> --
> Mike Stolz
> Principal Engineer, GemFire Product Lead
> Mobile: +1-631-835-4771 <+1%20631-835-4771>
>
> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:01 PM, Jagdish Mirani <jmirani@pivotal.io>
> wrote:
>
>> Yes, we promoted the book. As Wes noted, we totally exceeded our
>> expectations. ☺
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:33 PM, Marshall Presser <mpresser@pivotal.io>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Please promote Mike's book if appropriate.
>>> MEP
>>>
>>> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 4:16 PM, Wes Williams <wwilliams@pivotal.io>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Wes Williams
>>>> Sent from mobile phone
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>> Marshall Presser
>>> Pivotal Data Engineering
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>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards
>> Jag
>>
>
>

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